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Concussion and TBI Center

A concussion or other types of traumatic brain injury can affect everyone differently. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, imbalance, falls, mood disturbances and memory problems. Most improve within a week or two, but some symptoms last longer and can affect daily life.  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussion Center at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is dedicated to provide comprehensive care that includes clinical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for those with concussion or severe traumatic brain injuries. After a comprehensive evaluation, an individualized treatment plan customized for individual needs will be tailored. Our multidisciplinary team at the Concussion Center. Our experienced physiatrists including a board certified Brain Injury Medicine physician can provide rehabilitative treatment options for severe traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries.  Our neurologists are skilled at treating not only posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy but also posttraumatic headaches, which are very common after any concussion. Clinical Trials available at TBI Concussion Center Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Concussion Center Our specialists and staff are passionate about making a difference not just for our patients but for their precious families and caregivers. We understand the challenges of facing these issues and want to be sure you do not feel alone in this journey and have local resources available to you. Therefore, we work closely with and support Hawaii’s local support group.

Kent Yamamoto, MD

Board certified, Brain Injury Medicine
Director, TBI and Concussion Center
Sub investigator, Concussion Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine
PM & R Residency: University of Texas, San Antonio

Meet Our

Multidisciplinary Team

Kore Kai Liow, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N.

Neurology
Neuroscience Chair

Director, Memory Disorders Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Neuro COVID Clinic, Center for Neuromodulation, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Center, BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs) BCI (Brain Computer Interface) & Brain Mapping Lab
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Graduate Faculty, Clinical & Translational Research, University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Nicholas Anderson, MD

Sleep Medicine

Director, Sleep and Insomnia Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine,
University of Hawai`i John Burns School of Medicine

Darren DuGas, M.D.

Neurology

Director, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Sub- Investigator, Epilepsy Research Unit

Natalia Gonzalez Caldito, M.D.

Neurology

Director, MS & Neuroimmunology Center
Director, ALS & Neuromuscular Center & IV Infusion Center
Sub investigator, MS & Neuroimmunology & Neuromuscular Research Unit

Eonjung Angeline Kim, M.D.

Neurology

Director, Headache & Facial Pain Center
Sub- Investigator, Headache Research Unit

Janette Abramowitz, M.D.

Neurology

Research Faculty, Brain Mapping Lab, Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs
Residency: Combined Neurology & Psychiatry University of Massachusetts Medical School Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Alexander Takayesu, M.D., M.P.H.

Psychiatry

Périnatal Psychiatry, Post Partum Dépression
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
SubInvestigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience

Paul Smith, M.D.

Lifestyle Medicine

Director, Self Care & Wellness Center
Sub-investigator, Clinical Research Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Chris Larrinaga, ARPN-BC, MSN, CNRN

Neurology, Neuroscience

Sleep Medicine
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

Nicole Evans, PA-C

Neurology, Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

Qi Zhi, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC

Neurology, Neuroscience

Memory Disorders
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

Qing X. Li PhD

Basic Science, Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu

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